Upgrading from Joomla 3 to Joomla 4 for dev purposes

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Upgrading from Joomla 3 to Joomla 4 for dev purposes

Postby jhallshape5 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:33 pm

Hello,

I'm in need of updating a Joomla 3.x site to Joomla 4. Is this still possible? My friend did it and now can't remember how and we need to do this to properly test a patch for our templates to make them J4 compatible.

Thanks to anyone who may know how to do this!

Jonah

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Re: Upgrading from Joomla 3 to Joomla 4 for dev purposes

Postby jhallshape5 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:48 pm

I got it:

1. Logged into current Joomla (May be Joomla3) administrator, and stay logged in there

2. Upload Joomla 4 package files to site's root directory using any file transfer software or using cPanel file manager. You won't need to upload "installation" folder of Joomla 4. In the case of file manager, upload zip package and extract files on site's root directory, rename "installation" folder name to some other name. This way you have all Joomla 4 files.

3. Add "namespace" column in extension table in your site database. `namespace` varchar(500) NOT NULL DEFAULT ''. Also you will need to edit "checked_out_time" current date to "CURRENT_TIMESTAMP"

4. Run this URL administrator/index.php?option=com_installer&task=database.fix This will fix your database version to Joomla 4 and should all good to go now. Ex. if your site's domain is example.com then you should run this url http://example.com/administrator/index. ... tabase.fix

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Re: Upgrading from Joomla 3 to Joomla 4 for dev purposes

Postby brian » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:22 pm

Sorry but that wont work as you will have files left over from j3 that are no longer used or have been moved to other places
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